Cop among 4 injured after speeding car rams into Durga procession in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal; driver held

Incident occurred on the road outside Bhopal railway station

Cop among 4 injured after speeding car rams into Durga procession in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal; driver held

Photo for representational purpose only. iStock

Bhopal, October 17

A speeding car rammed into a Durga idol immersion procession in the Madhya Pradesh capital, leaving four persons, including a head constable, injured, police said on Sunday.

Police have arrested the driver and seized the car, a senior officer said.

The incident occurred on the road outside the Bhopal railway station on late Saturday night when the procession was moving forward, Bajaria police station in-charge Umesh Yadav told PTI.

Three persons were injured and one of them sustained serious injuries and undergoing treatment at a hospital, he said.

The car also hit an on-duty police head constable, who sustained minor injuries to his leg, he said.

Yadav said after the car rammed into the procession people started shouting to get hold of the car driver, who panicked and fled by reversing the car speedily.

He said a case was registered.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Irshad Wali told reporters on Sunday afternoon that the car involved in the incident was seized and its driver arrested.

The driver’s interrogation is underway, he said but refused to elaborate.

Wali said the injured person, undergoing treatment at a hospital, is out of danger and stable. He sustained injuries that are not serious, Wali said citing a hospital doctor.

Meanwhile, a video of the incident shows a car is being reversed speedily while the people are seen trying to save themselves by moving away from the path of the vehicle.

One of the injured persons, Chaturanan Sahu (26), said a grey car crashed into the procession of the Chandbarh Durga Utsav when it reached near Gupta tea stall outside the Bhopal railway station.

“Two persons were travelling in that car which crashed into the procession and again hit the people while reversing,” he claimed. PTI

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Opposition leaders meet Naidu, seek suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members be revoked

Congress-led Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha over suspension of 12 MPs; govt defends suspensions

The decision to boycott was taken at a morning meeting of op...

Govt says ready to review suspensions if MPs apologise; Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Govt says ready to review suspensions if MPs apologise; Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Leader of Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal defends the House motion ...

Centre advises states to ramp up testing for early detection of cases in view of Omicron scare

Centre advises states to ramp up testing for early detection of cases in view of Omicron scare

While underlining that the new variant doesn't escape RT-PCR...

Centre extends containment measures till December 31 amid global concerns about omicron

Centre extends containment measures till December 31 amid global concerns about omicron

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asks states and UTs to stri...

Cities

View All